x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Corolla and Cruisers are top sellers

Toyota hopes to sell nearly 8.5 million vehicles next year. Here are some of the carmaker's most popular models within the UAE.

Toyota aims to sell a record 8.48 million vehicles globally next year and increase sales in the UAE by 25 per cent.

Here are some of the car maker's most popular models selling in UAE showrooms.

Four-wheel-drives

The 2012 version of Toyota's FJ Cruiser is among the top choices in the Emirates for this category of vehicle right now. Some models include water-resistant seats and wireless features that stream music and answer phone calls hands-free.

Yet, the Land Cruiser remains the best seller, moving more than 1,000 models each month. Sales have grown 37 per cent compared with a year ago, for a market share of 63 per cent, and Toyota recently unveiled a limited-edition version pegged specifically to National Day in the UAE.

Saloons

The Corolla is Toyota's top-selling car worldwide, followed by the Camry, which just launched its latest model this week in the UAE. Combined, both cars hold 60 per cent market share globally. In the UAE, the Corolla leads in sales, followed by the Camry, then the Yaris, which is a favourite among cost-conscious consumers with an eye towards fuel-efficiency.

Pickup trucks

The HiLux is the company's "star seller" in the UAE, says Andrew Squires, the general manager for national sales operations at Al-Futtaim Motors, which distributes Toyota vehicles in the UAE.

* Source: Al-Futtaim Motors

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